Tonight I sat down to make swap cards for Convention. We leave one week from today, and my to-do list is still half a legal pad thick. But this quickly turned into one of those "this might be the only one" cards--ever have those? Where you realize very early on that this is going to be a limited edition due to the amount of work involved?
Well, there ended up being three total out of eight that I started with that made it to the finish line. I needed a wowie-kazaam thank you card for Shelli and Stampin' Up to express my appreciation for the Alaska cruise, so I decided this was probably as good as it gets.
I am also sending one to my sweet Service Account Manager at Stampin' Up, Felicia, whose encouraging phone chats I will miss very much as that program is ending. Can't wait for the new business-builders program to start, though! And I am sending one to the lovely and talented Carrie Cudney, too, to thank her for the opportunity to present at convention.
I used the brand new Hello Doily background stamp together with the Delicate Doilies set to create the background, partially embossed and partially stamped (I look like I've been playing in gunpowder). The Paper Daisies are painted with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, dried in a flash with the heat tool, and topped with a matted circle punch with the smallest of the doilies. Liberal use of Basic Black wide satin in the "cumberbund" knot, and two Basic Pearls, with an antiquey airbrush splatter with the Color Spritzer Tool, completed the card.
We'll be making lovely things like this from the brand new Flirtatious suite of products (pages 126-7 of the new Idea Book & Catalog) at my "Feeling Flirty" Stamp Camp on Thursday, August 4th. Cost is just $15 per person or $20 if you pre-order adhesive. RSVP right away as I expect this one to fill up pronto!